Available in 2 modules: “Academic”, “General training”. The IELTS test partners also offer IELTS Life Skills, a speaking and listening test used for UK Visas and Immigration. British Council, IDP English language training of children 6 years, Cambridge English Language Assessment.
Listening, reading, writing and speaking of the English language. Purpose To assess the English language proficiency of non-native English speakers. Offered Up to 4 times a month. Up to 48 times a year. More than 1,200 test centres in over 140 countries. Fee To find out the test fee in local currency, use the IELTS Worldwide search to identify a local centre.
More than 10,000 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 140 countries. English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. IELTS is accepted by most Australian, British, Canadian and New Zealand academic institutions, by over 3,000 academic institutions in the United States, and by various professional organisations across the world. It is also a requirement for immigration to Australia and New Zealand. No minimum score is required to pass the test. There is also a “band 0” score for those who did not attempt the test.
Institutions are advised not to consider a report older than two years to be valid, unless the user proves that they have worked to maintain their level. In 2017, over 3 million tests were taken in more than 140 countries, up from 2 million tests in 2012, 1. 7 million tests in 2011 and 1. In 2007, IELTS administered more than one million tests in a single 12-month period for the first time ever, making it the world’s most popular English language test for higher education and immigration. As a result, the ELTS Revision Project was set up to oversee the redesign of the test. Test takers took two non-specialised modules, Listening and Speaking, and two specialised modules, Reading and Writing.
1995 there were 43,000 test takers in 210 test centres around the world. IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training are designed to cover the full range of ability from non-user to expert user. The Academic version is for test takers who want to study at tertiary level in an English-speaking country or seek professional registration. The General Training version is for test takers who want to work, train, study at a secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country. The difference between the Academic and General Training versions is the content, context and purpose of the tasks. All other features, such as timing allocation, length of written responses and reporting of scores, are the same.